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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Year: 1989
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1988

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1988

Date: 1989
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, April 1 - June 30, 1989

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, April 1 - June 30, 1989

Date: 1989
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, January 1 - March 31, 1989

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, January 1 - March 31, 1989

Date: 1989
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Date: November 2, 1989
Creator: Carson, Nancy
Description: This report discusses the history and function of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as it stood in November 1989, focusing on the benefit of the OTA's function as a practical analysis tool concerning technological issues.
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Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, July 1 - September 30, 1989

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, July 1 - September 30, 1989

Date: 1989
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1991 Justification of Estimates, December 20, 1989

Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1991 Justification of Estimates, December 20, 1989

Date: December 20, 1989
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report contains justification for the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) estimated FY1991 budget request.
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Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1989

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1989

Date: 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This quarterly report includes formal assessments, technical memoranda, background papers, testimony, staff papers, and administrative documents for the Technology Assessment Board.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
OTA Vertical File

OTA Vertical File

Date: January 30, 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Indexing document by file number.
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A Computerized Database of Information on OTA Publications

A Computerized Database of Information on OTA Publications

Date: 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This document describes a computerized database for OTA collection called index QuOTAtion.
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Biological Effects of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields

Biological Effects of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields

Date: May 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background report responds to a request by the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. The subcommittee asked that OTA review the health effects of high-voltage transmission lines. To provide background information for its assessment on electric power wheeling, OTA contracted with the Carnegie-Mellon University.
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Statistical Needs for a Changing U.S. Economy

Statistical Needs for a Changing U.S. Economy

Date: September 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The background paper does not attempt to provide a comprehensive critique of national statistics and does not introduce new research designed to solve the technical problems. It is, instead, designed to show how defects in the existing statistical system can limit our understanding of key economic issues and to demonstrate the ways that better management and coordination of America’s statistical agencies can lead to concrete improvements.
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Big Dumb Boosters: A Low-Cost Space Transportation Option?

Big Dumb Boosters: A Low-Cost Space Transportation Option?

Date: February 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper describes and examines a launch vehicle concept commonly known as the “Big Dumb Booster,” a concept that derives from efforts first made in the 1960s to minimize costs of space launch systems. Some launch system analysts believe that the use of this concept, when applied to existing technology, could markedly reduce space transportation costs. Other analysts disagree.
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Performance Standards for Secondary School Vocational Education

Performance Standards for Secondary School Vocational Education

Date: April 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Background Paper contains the results of OTA’s analysis. Throughout the study OTA sought and received the assistance of many individuals and organizations in the business, education, and government communities. Their thoughtful contributions and criticisms were invaluable, although their participation does not necessarily reflect their endorsement of the contents of the report, for which OTA bears sole responsibility.
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Federal Scientific and Technical Information in an Electronic Age: Opportunities and Challenges

Federal Scientific and Technical Information in an Electronic Age: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report addresses several questions regarding the dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI). The paper answers these questions within a framework for an overall strategy on STI dissemination, and identifies key elements that could be useful in such a strategy.
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High Performance Computing and Networking for Science

High Performance Computing and Networking for Science

Date: September 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper explores key issues concerning the Federal role in supporting national high performance computing facilities and in developing a national research and education network.
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Higher Education for Science and Engineering

Higher Education for Science and Engineering

Date: March 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper focuses on the end point of educational preparation for science and engineering careers — undergraduate and graduate study. It places the issue of future supply in the broad cultural context of changing demographics, labor market adjustments, and intervention policies.
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Safer Skies with TCAS: Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System: A Special Report

Safer Skies with TCAS: Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System: A Special Report

Date: February 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This special report contains the results of OTA’s assessment. It also provides an admirable example of cooperative effort on the part of all segments of the aviation community in providing information to OTA and working to develop a common solution for a number of difficult issues.
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Advanced Vehicle/Highway Systems and Urban Traffic Problems

Advanced Vehicle/Highway Systems and Urban Traffic Problems

Date: September 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on Advanced Vehicle/Highway Systems (AVHS),as an umbrella term for several interdependent vehicle and road technologies, that offers potential for reducing congestion and the air pollution it engenders, and for improving highway safety.
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Electric Power Wheeling and Dealing: Technological Considerations for Increasing Competition

Electric Power Wheeling and Dealing: Technological Considerations for Increasing Competition

Date: May 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This assessment analyzes how the Nation’s power systems could accommodate various proposals for competition intended to make the electric power industry more responsive to market forces. Operation of an electric power system is extremely complex, and increased competition could have serious effects on costs and reliability if not implemented carefully. The assessment identifies the technical requirements that must be met to keep the system working well as the level of competition increases, and determines how competitive enterprises could meet these requirements.
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Enhancing the Quality of U.S. Grain for International Trade

Enhancing the Quality of U.S. Grain for International Trade

Date: February 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Congress amended the Food Security Act of 1985 and directed the Office of Technology Assessment to conduct a comprehensive study of the technologies, institutions, and policies that affect U.S. grain quality and to prepare a comparative analysis of the grain quality systems of major export competitors of the United States. It focuses on the U.S. grain system and possible changes within that system to enhance grain quality.
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Facing America's Trash: What Next for Municipal Solid Waste?

Facing America's Trash: What Next for Municipal Solid Waste?

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses options for a national policy based on the dual strategies of MSW prevention and better management. It also presents options to address immediate problems such as increased interstate shipments of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and unfinished Federal guidelines for landfills and incinerators.
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Coming Clean: Superfund Problems Can Be Solved...

Coming Clean: Superfund Problems Can Be Solved...

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: In this report, OTA concludes that there is ample reason to be optimistic about the potential of the Superfund program and presents a number of possible strategic initiatives and incremental program changes in some detail. As difficult as the national cleanup job is, there are many ways to build a better balance between health and environmental needs and the limitations that technology, experience, and economics will always impose.
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The Use of Preventive Services by the Elderly

The Use of Preventive Services by the Elderly

Date: January 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper reviews both new and previously published data on the proportions of elderly currently receiving a variety of preventive health services; we examine factors associated with whether the elderly receive these services; and we analyze the likely implications for Medicare if preventive health services were offered as covered benefits.
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Adolescent Health Insurance Status: Analyses of Trends in Coverage and Preliminary Estimates of the Effects of an Employer Mandate and Medicaid Expansion on the Uninsured

Adolescent Health Insurance Status: Analyses of Trends in Coverage and Preliminary Estimates of the Effects of an Employer Mandate and Medicaid Expansion on the Uninsured

Date: June 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the health insurance status of adolescents (10 to 18 years of age) based on census data. It considers the reasons that some adolescents are insured and others are not, changes in the number of uninsured adolescents over time, and the effects of various approaches to ensure that more adolescents have insurance.
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